Occured to me the other day
You've been gone now a couple years
Well I guess it takes a while
For someone to really disappear

And I remember where I was
When the word came about you
It was a day much like today
The sky was bright and wide and blue

And I wonder where you are
And if the pain ends when you die
And I wonder if there was
Some better way to say goodbye

Today my heart is
It's tryin' to push right through my skin
Won't see you anymore
I guess it's finally sinking in

Cause you can't make somebody see
With the simple words you say
All the beauty from within
Sometimes they just look away

And I wonder where you are
And if the pain ends when you die
And I wonder if there was
Some better way to say goodbye

Some better way to say goodbye

[Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh,oh]


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    My InterpretationThis song is very sad and has a melancholy tone to it without a doubt. She has regrets. She did not say goodbye to this person in the perfect way she wished she had and this song is focusing on her feelings a couple of years after the death. Even after all this time she is still feling the raw apin of loss. Somehow I get the feeling that she is singing to a lost friend. When she says, "Well I guess it takes a while for someone to really disappear," I think that whatever she's doing she can still see this person and feel their presence, due to the strong relationship/connection they shared. The verse, "And I remember where I was when the word came about you, it was a day much like today, the sky was bright and wide and blue," Just goes to show that death can hit us at any time even when the world is beautiful. When she sings, "Won't see you anymore, I guess it's finally sinking in," shows that she is reluctantly accepting the inescapable fact that she will never see her friend again, she's gone for good. She wants to know, "if there was some better way to say goodbye," To this person. She longs to have that chance to say a proper, heartfelt goodbye and be aware of the fact she'll never see her again. I don't think a funeral was enough for her.
    JustMe16on October 08, 2010   Link

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